Author Topic: Suzuki Bandit GSF1200 Petcock Spring  (Read 1545 times)

Offline sraney

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Suzuki Bandit GSF1200 Petcock Spring
« on: October 27, 2016, 06:56:52 AM »
When the petcock on my Bandit started leaking and "making oil" in the crankcase, I found the rubber diaphragm to be in virtually new condition, so I just stretched the original spring to get a little more closing force.  That shortcut, of course, only lasted a couple of months, so I recently replaced the spring.  For info, I found the Ace Hardware #6 compression spring, 5/16" OD, 1 1/2" length to work  well after trimming to match the original spring length (approx. 3/4").  The replacement spring has a  slightly smaller ID and  slightly stronger spring rate (according to my calibrated thumb & index finger).  Sharing this info for anyone who wants try just the 89 spring before using the full aftermarket rebuild kit.  (Long post title is for search engine folks.)